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Register as an unpaid carer

Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures, and can be of any age. Many feel that they are just doing what anyone else would do in the same situation. Without the right support, caring can affect your own health and wellbeing.

Carers often look after someone who has:

  • a physical illness
  • a long-term disability.
  • mental health problems
  • learning disabilities/difficulties
  • dementia
  • alcohol or substance misuse

Carers also take on a variety of responsibilities such as:

  • practical household tasks - such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, and financial management.
  • personal care - such as washing, dressing, lifting, administering medication, and collection prescriptions.
  • emotional support - such as listening, offering advice, and friendship.
  • companionship - such as supporting someone to get out into the community for shopping or appointments.

If you care for someone who lives in Gateshead, we're here for you. 

Register as a carer with us by visiting our website or calling us on 0191 4900121. We can help make your caring life as easy as possible.

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Telephone

0191 4900121